Giardino botanico Carsiana, Sgonico

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#14 of 46 in Parks in Province of Trieste
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The Giardino Botanico Carsiana (Carsiana Botanical Garden) is a botanical garden located within the municipality of Sgonico (Zgonik) between the villages of Gabrovizza and Sgonico, Province of Trieste, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy. It is open every morning except Mondays and the afternoons at the weekend and on public holidays between April and mid-October. An admission fee (currently €3,00 - €2,00 reduced) is charged.

The garden was privately created in 1964 to preserve species indigenous to the Carso (Kras) limestone plateau, and in 1972 gained support from the Trieste provincial government that have owned the garden . Its 6,000 m² area currently contains about 600 of the 1600 species native to the local karst environment, including its grasslands and scree. Signs throughout the garden identify individual plants and karst topography features.
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  • I visited this garden few years back with friends. I'm not interested in flora so I didn't expected much. Actually I prepared myself to be bored and how to survive next hour. But, I was so wrong...  more »
  • It was not too easy to find this garden - it's tucked away above Trieste and very close to the border. But the search proved well worth it. This was a really interesting place where the various...  more »
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  • Beautiful experience. The girls welcomed us with enthusiasm and this is very important. It shows how much work is behind it to maintain the botanical garden. Very interesting the tour and explanations on the ponds. To go!
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  • Wonderful and very interesting ! Managed by Tania and Gaia with competence and sympathy ! The children of my Summer Camp had a great time, learning ... we'll be back next year !!!
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